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D.J. Vanas

Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect, and Heal

4.3 (347 ratings)
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The Warrior Within by D.J. Vanas is a guide to discovering one's true self through ancient Native American teachings. It offers insights on personal transformation, leadership, and spiritual growth for individuals and organizations.

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    What is a warrior?

    As we’ve already said, a warrior is much more than the stereotype of a fearless, emotionless fighter. Trying to bend yourself into this shape leads to feelings of frustration at best, to burnout at worst. And yet the image pervades, sustained by media images and personal expectations of what being a warrior means.

    Think for a moment about the last time you gave more of yourself than you should have. Perhaps you accepted so many shifts you barely got any sleep or helped every time someone asked despite having your own work to do. How did you feel afterward? Tired? Resentful? Run down? Mad at yourself for not being able to do it all?

    You don’t have to keep up the dizzying cycle. A true warrior does serve others. But they also know they’re not bulletproof, that they must care for themselves first before they can help other people.

    What else defines a warrior?

    They come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. Anyone can be a warrior. You just have to cultivate your warrior spirit.

    A true warrior understands they’re not a lone wolf. They need support. And they don’t let fear stop them from seeking it out. They find the right way to serve, so they don’t burn out. They’re not arrogant, and they don’t quit. Though they do know the value of strategic surrenders!

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    What is The Warrior Within about?

    The Warrior Within (2022) shows you how to harness and strengthen your inner power so you can fulfill your roles in business and life. Find out how to cultivate your warrior spirit and live with strength, humility, and connection.

    The Warrior Within Review

    The Warrior Within (2011) by D.J. Vanas is a powerful book that explores the path to self-discovery and personal growth. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It presents inspiring stories of individuals who have faced adversity and overcome it, showing us that we too can find our inner warrior.
    • The book offers practical strategies and exercises to help readers tap into their inner strength and develop a mindset of resilience.
    • With its engaging narrative and profound insights, this book keeps readers engaged, proving that the journey to self-discovery is anything but mundane.

    Who should read The Warrior Within?

    • Warriors fighting for something bigger than themself
    • Anyone who wants to cultivate their inner power
    • Seekers of a calmer, more fulfilling life

    About the Author

    J. Vanas is a business owner, motivational speaker, and author who was a captain in the US Air Force. He’s of Anishinaabe descent and has drawn on Native American principles and ideas in his books. He’s also the author of The Tiny Warrior and Spirit on the Run.

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    What is the main message of The Warrior Within?

    The main message of The Warrior Within is to embrace your inner warrior and tap into your full potential.

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    Is The Warrior Within a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The Warrior Within is a worthwhile read. It provides guidance to unlock your inner strength and achieve personal growth.

    Who is the author of The Warrior Within?

    The author of The Warrior Within is D.J. Vanas.

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